How to Make Soya Curry for Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Soya Curry Recipe

One of the best sources of protein after breast milk is poultry and soya! Children, during their growth years, need a protein-rich diet for their overall growth, development, and energy requirements. Soya nuggets or soya chunks are one of the best sources of protein especially for kids as they would love the texture and taste of a well-cooked soya bean. Including soya bean in the everyday diet of kids will make sure that they get the required amount of protein and essential nutrients. This soya chunks curry is easy to cook and is enriched with delightful flavours! Read on to find out how to make soya curry at home for your baby.

Cooking Time

Type  Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:20:00
Cook Time 00:20:00
Total Time 00:40:00

Cooking Method


Type of Meal


Suitable For

Toddlers older than 20 months of age

Meal Schedule

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Recipe Type 

Main Dish


Type  Quantity 
Soya chunks 1 Bowl
Oil 1 tablespoon
Onions 1 medium-sized
Tomato 1 medium-sized
Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder (optional) ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
Water 2 cups
Salt As required
Coriander leaves A handful


Below mentioned are the step by step directions to make Soya curry:

  1. Get all the ingredients ready for a hassle-free cooking experience. Soak the soya chunks in a bowl of water for about 1.5 to 2 hours. Once soggy, squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Cook on medium flame until the onions turn translucent.
  3. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the raw smell goes away.
  4. Once the onions and ginger garlic paste is done, add the tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes soften and turn mushy.
  5. Now, add turmeric powder, salt and garam masala powder, and mix well.
  6. Add water to the pan and then the soya chunks. Cook on low flame for about 10-12 minutes until the soya chunks have absorbed all the flavour.
  7. Open the lid and stir occasionally. Once done, add the coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or rice.

Recipe Tips

  • This simple soya curry recipe can also be made with some veggies of your choice.
  • The homemade soy curry baby food recipe is best served hot along with chapati or rice.
  • For toddlers and very young babies, you may skip the garam masala powder or reduce the quantity accordingly.
  • Adjust water according to the consistency that you prefer.
  • It is highly recommended to consult with your paediatrician before introducing any new recipes to young babies.

Nutrition Information (Per 200 Grams or 1 cup serving)

Type  Value 
Carbohydrates 7.5 grams
Calcium 86.4 milligrams
Iron 3.7 milligrams
Protein 15.6 grams
Fat 7 grams
Fibre 8.3 grams
Magnesium 63 milligrams
Phosphorous 248.4 milligrams
Potassium 646.9 milligrams
Sodium 0.7 milligrams
Zinc 1.2 milligrams
Folic acid Vitamin B9 36 micrograms
Vitamin A 153.4 micrograms
Vitamin C 2.2 milligrams
Vitamin E 0.3 milligrams
Vitamin B1 0.3 milligrams
Vitamin B2 0.1 micrograms
Vitamin B3 1.1 milligrams

Health Benefits

Soya chunks are considered to be vegetarian’s meat! But did you know that this simple to make and super tasty soya bean chunk is loaded with so many health benefits:

  • Soya beans are a great source of protein and a decent source of carbohydrates and fats.
  • Research shows that soya beans may help lower cholesterol, it helps reduce the LDL cholesterol and also helps in raising the HDL cholesterol.
  • Soya beans also boost fertility in women, it is considered beneficial for women trying to conceive and undergoing fertility treatment. It helps boost ovulation and menstrual cycles in women with PCOD and hormonal imbalances.
  • The isoflavones in the soya beans aid in reducing the menopause symptoms in women.
  • Soya beans are the best source of plant-based protein and also an excellent source of many nutrients and phytochemicals.
  • Soya contains prebiotic fibre and also provides a small amount of vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid.

Buying Guide

Below mentioned are certain buying tips while choosing the ingredients for baby food recipes:

  • Always buy the soya chunks from a trusted source or brand.
  • If including veggies in the recipe then make sure that you buy organic veggies and wash them thoroughly before cooking.

Soya curry for babies can be made in a variety of different styles at home. It is an easy to cook recipe, that will be loved by kids and adults both!

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